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Brizecombe Hall

Brizecombe Hall

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by Catherine E. Chapman
     
 

‘A young woman must value, above all else, her virtue.’

Ann Rhys, daughter of a minister, is employed by Charles Brindley, the widowed Master of Brizecombe Hall, to be governess to his two children. Her initial feelings of apprehension regarding her employer are rapidly surpassed by other emotions that are new to Ann.

Under Ann's influence,

Overview

‘A young woman must value, above all else, her virtue.’

Ann Rhys, daughter of a minister, is employed by Charles Brindley, the widowed Master of Brizecombe Hall, to be governess to his two children. Her initial feelings of apprehension regarding her employer are rapidly surpassed by other emotions that are new to Ann.

Under Ann's influence, Mr Brindley takes a greater interest in his children's upbringing, but does his action imply that he sees her as more than a mere governess or does his heart truly belong to Cassandra, the wealthy young woman rumoured to be the future mistress of Brizecombe Hall?

"This tugged on your emotions a lot and kept me interested through the end and the ending made me smile. I love when true love overcomes social standing," (5-star review on Barnes & Noble, Oct. 2011).

"A really lovely read ... beautifully written ... very satisfying," (Apple UK Review, April 2012).

"Great book, great read; I recommend it to all," (5-star review on Apple Australia, 2012).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011427411
Publisher:
Catherine E. Chapman
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
478,791
File size:
140 KB

Meet the Author

I write women's fiction and romance. My longer works have been described as quirky romances. I also write shorter fiction in the genre of historical romance.

For tasters of my writing, the short stories, 'Opening Night,' 'The Ramblers,' 'The Family Tree,' 'The Office Party' and 'All The Trimmings,' are available to download for free from Smashwords & their retailers.

Many thanks to all who have reviewed, recommended and rated my books. I really appreciate feedback from readers.

'Brizecombe Hall,' a novelette set in England in the early Victorian period, has been my most popular book to date, receiving great responses from readers who appreciate that it's intended to be an homage to the Brontes.

A review of 'Kitty,' my Regency romance, written in an Austen-esque style, concluded, "Well worth your time for a light and light-hearted read. I recommend it to all who just need a small diversion from life."

'Three Romances,' a collection of the stories, 'Brizecombe Hall,' 'Kitty' and my WWII romance, 'The Hangar Dance,' is available digitally and in print.

The novel, 'Elizabeth Clansham,' is also available in both digital and print formats.

My latest contemporary novella is 'Clifton.' There are more short historical romances in the pipeline...

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Brizecombe Hall 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute lil book, less than 100 pages but good story. So enjoy and dont forget it was free
Michelle Campanella More than 1 year ago
Its very short! The story didn't get into character development. It was a good short read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a sweet short story. I absolutely love Jane Eyre and this was a lot like it.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Ann Rhys is the Reverend's daughter and she is asked to come and educate the two children at Brizecombe Hall. Her employer is Charles Brindley. She finds him handsome but cold. He likes his children quiet and it seems he has found a young beauty to wed. Ann is not in the same class as Charles but it don't stop her from dreaming. A quick read with a happy ending. This is a free ebook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tugged on your emotions alot and kept me interested through the end and the ending made me smile. I love when true love overcomes social standing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is basically a happy and very shortened version of Jane Eyre. Not bad, but not very original either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ok i got this on the nook said it was free well i got charged for it i am not to happy about that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
87 pages
Lulu_Burroughs More than 1 year ago
This short story has a Jane Eyre like theme. I loved it!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Would have been a great book if longer. I know it's free but 35 pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is similar to jane eyre in that the governess fell in love with her employer who was a rich man and he had a nasty girl friend..otherwise she had a loving father,did not have teaching experience and did not run away when a crazy wife was discovered in the old wing.the story was ok and it was free.i have read better stories by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To condenced I was not really impressed with lt.
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Too short to allow for proper character development.
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Why couldn't have this been a longer more developed story? I loved it anyhow just wish there was more of it too read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet
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Cute, short story but very enjoyable. Wish it had been longer though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely enjoyable book.. Within the 88 pages is a complete story... Excellent
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This was like the amped up adult version of Beauty and the Beast. It started in what felt like to me the middle of the story, there was very little background info. It was almost like the first three chapters were missing. Then because this werent clear it became really really confusing. I wish the author would have just gone the extra mile and made thus book as good as it should have been.
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